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British Turkish Cypriot politician suspended from Labour Party over Israel tweet

Labour Party politicians of Turkish Cypriot origin have become embroiled in row over a tweet that accused Israel of backing terrorists in Syria, it has been reported. Veteran councillor Ayfer Orhan has been suspended from the Labour group after she shared a tweet that claimed Israel backed Al-Qaeda and ISIS, wrote Jewish News, which first […]

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Minister calls on UN to put an end to “period of pretence” in Cyprus

The necessary conditions for the creation of a federal united Cyprus do not exist, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Foreign Affairs Minister Kudret Özersay said on Wednesday. Prof. Özersay made the comments at a major conference held at Near East University (NEU), on the outskirts of Lefkoşa, North Cyprus, organised to debate “alternative” solutions […]

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Airlines in Turkey launch new UK flights
 

Pegasus Airlines will start flying between Manchester and Istanbul on 1 July, the company has announced. Flights between Manchester Airport and Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen will operate five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, a Pegasus press statement said. The new flights will take off from Manchester at 12:40pm, arriving in Istanbul […]

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What’s at stake in Sunday’s local elections in Turkey?
 

On Sunday, 31 March, voters across all 81 provinces in Turkey head to the polls to select their local representatives, from city council leaders to village heads. It will be the country’s first elections since last year’s Presidential Elections that the incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won in the first round. Since then the country has […]

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Australia tones down furious diplomatic response after Turkey says Erdoğan ‘coffins’ comment ‘taken out of context’

Turkey and Australia are “making progress” in mending their relations after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan angered Prime Minister Scott Morrison by warning that those who come to Turkey with ill intentions would be sent back in coffins “like your grandfathers were” in 1915. Mr Erdoğan was referring to the fate of soldiers from Australia and […]